QAV-M 114 // Babyhawk rebuild

By cjdavies on Aug 25, 2018

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Despite it being pink, which is usually an instant win in my book, I was always slightly disappointed by my Babyhawk, largely due to the complete lack of camera protection (I broke the camera on literally the second outing). So I figured I'd see if 3D printed PET-G was a plausible option for something this small & with such minimal weight.

I went with a R9 Mini simply because it's both smaller & cheaper than any of the 2.4GHz receivers from FrSky, even if the long dipole antenna is a bit awkward on such a smol frame.

Dry weight is 77g, so notably up compared to the ~64g of the Babyhawk, but ain't it just the cutest?

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Nikotttin   Sep 04, 2018  

hey,
Nice colors :)
I'm building a similar, albeit smaller, micro and have annissue mounting the Foxeer arrow

Did you 'just' zip tie the camera? No seat nothing? And how can you angle it?

Thank you!

cjdavies   Sep 04, 2018 

It was just zip ties to the top plate, which gave it a bit of upward tilt. It's not a great solution, it needs longer standoffs to allow more than a very acute angle because the camera/VTX is just too big otherwise.

JC250   Aug 27, 2018  

video?

cjdavies   Aug 27, 2018 

sergetania   Aug 25, 2018  

Neat! I wonder if you could just zip tie the antennas along the arms for better protection. It's not carbon and should not affect the antenna performance.

cjdavies   Aug 26, 2018 

I tried & it didn't make much of a difference, still sticks out ~1" at either end.

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